The region of Doubs lies within the boundaries of Franche-Comté. Doubs hosts the capital of Franche-Comté, Besançon. Be sure to visit Besançon. This is the birthplace of the author Victor Hugo. The city is also home to the Renaissance Palais Granvelle currently housing a unique museum on timepieces. You can wander the streets to visit Vauban’s Citadel where it overlooks the River Doubs. You can also go elsewhere in the region. You can visit to the Arc-et-Sanans (Royal Salt Works), the town, Ornans and hike to see the Source du Lison. At Ornans, is the birthplace of the artist, Gustave Courbet. You can canoe along the Vallée de la Loue and hike along the Vallée du Doubs. Returning to Besançon, you can visit the Museum of Fine Art and Archaeology or see the belltower of 12th century St. Jean Cathedral with its Astronomique Horloge.
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